- Community Resource Center
ASAP uses technology to communicate with thousands of asylum seekers, providing them with tools to take control of their asylum cases and advocate for their families. Through ASAP’s online communities, members ask questions of expert attorneys and share stories and strategies. ASAP creates critical legal resources in Spanish and English viewed by thousands. Our Community Resource Center puts many asylum seekers on the path toward securing legal status, rather than being forced to return to the danger they fled.
- Legal Emergency Room
ASAP provides emergency legal services that are responsive to the needs of asylum seekers in crisis. Through ASAP’s legal emergency room, asylum seekers are able to access legal aid without having to walk into an office. A leader in remote legal aid, ASAP provides high-quality legal assistance at a distance, swiftly preparing emergency motions and other legal filings to prevent deportations. In the face of growing institutional barriers, ASAP continues to scale and adapt the types of legal services we offer to ensure that asylum seekers have access to justice.
- Systemic Reform
ASAP is in direct communication with thousands of asylum seekers who know best how to reform the system. Working alongside our clients and members, ASAP pushes for change through federal litigation, press, administrative and legislative advocacy, and other strategies. ASAP’s clients and members have brought lawsuits to chip away at the financial logic of immigration detention, demand access to critical immigration records, and hold the government accountable for family separation. ASAP stands ready to support asylum seekers as they defend future attacks on their rights. Read about two lawsuits brought by our members: to defend their ability to work and to hold the government accountable for abuses in detention.